Ultra Maniac

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Japanese: ウルトラマニアック
English: Ultra Maniac
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 20, 2003 to Nov 11, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 22:00 (JST)
Producers: WAO World, Studio Jack
Studios: Ashi Productions
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.151 (scored by 1429314,293 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3855
Members: 34,355
Favorites: 133

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Synopsis

Fantasies and miracles never interested Ayu Tateishi, a popular second-year student at her middle school. She was content with preserving her image of being cool, calm, and collected—all to catch the eye of her crush, Tetsushi Kaji. Ayu's carefree youthful days are interrupted by the appearance of Nina Sakura, a new transfer student who turns out to be a witch. As the only person who knows about Nina's ability to cast spells using a mini-computer, Ayu is forced to help Nina with her mission to find the five Holy Stones, qualifying her to marry the prince of the Magic Kingdom.

Unfortunately, Nina's ineptitude with magic and her habit of meddling in Ayu's personal life cause nothing but trouble for the two of them as Ayu toils to maintain her good reputation and Nina struggles to hide her secret from the discerning eye of Hiroki Tsujiai, Tetsushi's best friend and an avid fan of manga. And when Nina's search for the five Holy Stones brings allies and challengers from the Magic Kingdom, Ayu is dragged into a world she never even dreamed was possible.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Masaki, Shinichi
Director
Matsuoka, Hiroki
Sound Director
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director, Key Animation
Kimura, Ryuuichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Kagami no Naka" by can/goo
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Ending Theme

"Hitotsu=Unmei Kyoudoutai" by can/goo

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Reviews

May 1, 2008
A good show with a lovely ending

Story
The story starts not too quick, but not too slow. Ayu and Nina are good friends who are attending the same school, but Ayu is the only one who knows that Nina is a witch from the Magic Kingdom. However, Nina isn't really good at magic and that's why she came to this world. Of course there's a boy that Ayu likes, Kaji. The show views Ayu's and Nina's daily life around school, magic, love, etcetera. It doesn't sound that original and that's true, but it has good point and that's why this show immediately grabbed me from the ...
Feb 8, 2008
Okay this is my first review ok here i go.

Ultra Maniac is a really good anime, its a great rom com anime not like those cheesy romance ones. What makes this anime twice as great is the fact that it involves fantasy, drama and romance which really pulls you into the story. One of the good points of its story is that very often more and more new characters join the story and old characters may reveal secrets about themselves that were previously unkown.That is probably what pulls most watchers more and more into the show. The only thing i didnt like about the anime ...
Apr 16, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (25/26 eps)
For anyone who's into shoujo manga, particularly from the late 90s to early 2000s, who among you has heard the name Wataru Yoshizumi? Or if not that, ever heard of a previously popular show called Marmalade Boy? Yoshizumi, real name Mariko Nakai, created that. Marmalade Boy was a pretty popular shoujo anime and manga around the late nineties and early 2000s, but that's not the only thing they made. In 2001, Yoshizumi published what would be her first fantasy/magical girl manga, Ultra Maniac, which was adapted into a TV anime two years later, which is the subject of today's review. It had been on my ...

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